I have already given you my forecast and betting advice for the primary event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now the moneylines and props are outside for the rest of the card, it is time to get a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which struggles should bettors avoid? Do you put together a parlay in the fights? Let’s take a look.
UFC 219 Odds and Predictions: Cyborg vs. Holm
There’s not any large’dog calling out to me at UFC 218. But there is 1 person on this card who could defy some odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem may get merked by a larger and more powerful puncher at Francis Ngannou, but in the +230, he is worth throwing a few pennies in the slightest. Normally I’d place this struggle in the stay-away class, but this really is a significant test for Ngannou, a man who really hasn’t been analyzed yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the game and, though his chin might be suspect, he’s one of the best fight IQs in the heavyweight division. His in-cage smarts and kickboxing ability could give us a large upset along with a wonderful profit. Do not go mad on this, though. Ngannou deserves to be preferred, not by this much. Overeem is well worth a wager.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey isn’t a massive dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a good return or boost a parlay. Both fighters have looked strong, but stylistically, Casey seems to have the strength and size to give Herrig issues. The only woman that has been able to match Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and that woman is among the best in the branch. If Casey could pour on the pressure, she can overwhelm Herrig and pick up a small upset win . Again, do not go mad and throw down your entire bankroll, but Casey is worth a few shekels.
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